ELKHART - Senior linebacker Nate Bell and junior linebacker Ryan Lindsay combined for 23 tackles to lead the Elkhart Elks to a 40-14 win over the Jewett Leon Cougars on Friday.
Bell had 13 tackles (1 for loss), while causing a fumble and recovering a fumble. Lindsay had 10 tackles (1 of loss) and a caused fumble.
Sophomore Demarkus Ray had a punt return for 71 yards and recovered a fumbled punt in the end zone for a TD.
Quarterback Landry Mays rushed for 125 yards and a TD on 15 attempts, while running back John Ashford added 90 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Trent Huff had 58 yards and two TDs on seven totes.
Elkhart (2-0) plays at Troup on Friday with the Cougars (0-2) hosting Axtell the same night.